Prof. Dr. Martin Raubal

Martin Raubal is Professor for Geoinformation Engineering at the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation, ETH Zurich. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

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  • Habilitation (Venia legendi in Geoinformatics), University of Münster, 2006
  • Dr. techn. (Honors), Geoinformation, Vienna University of Technology, 2001
  • Dipl.-Ing., Surveying Engineering and Geoinformation, Vienna University of Technology, 1998
  • M.S., Spatial Information Science and Engineering, University of Maine, 1997
Research interests
  • Mobile GIS & Location Based Services
  • Cognitive Engineering for Geospatial Services
  • Mobile eye-tracking for the evaluation of people's mobile decision-making
  • GIS for renewable energy analysis and prospecting
  • Spatial cognition and wayfinding
  • Time geography


[Santa Barbara, 14 Nov - 5 Dec 2015]


'Intention-Aware Gaze-Based Assistance on Maps' receives funding from Swiss National Science Foundation [October 2015]

An evaluation method for location-based mobile learning based on spatio-temporal analysis of learner trajectories by C. Sailer, P. Kiefer, J. Schito and M. Raubal was selected as best paper at the Mobiscool-Workshop at the MobileHCI 2015 Conference in Copenhagen [August 2015]

IJGIS paper published: R. Ahas, A. Aasa, Y. Yuan, M. Raubal, Z. Smoreda, Y. Liu, C. Ziemlicki, M. Tiru, and M. Zook (2015) Everyday space–time geographies: using mobile phone-based sensor data to monitor urban activity in Harbin, Paris, and Tallinn [July 2015]

'Enhanced flight training program for monitoring aircraft automation' (SWISS & ETH IKG) receives funding from Federal Office of Civil Aviation [March 2015]

ET4S Proceedings online: Kiefer, Giannopoulos, Raubal, and Krüger, Eds. (2014) Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Eye Tracking for Spatial Research, Vienna, Austria, September 23, 2014 [September 2014]

My former Ph.D. student Yihong Yuan started as Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography, Texas State University. Congratulations, Yihong! [August 2014]

Special issue on 'GIS for Renewable Energy' (Guest Editor M. Raubal) published in ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, Open Access! [August 2014]

'Application of 3D Geographic Information Systems for transparent and sustainable planning of electric power systems' receives funding from Swiss Federal Office of Energy & industry partners [July 2014]

Capacity Area Co-Coordinator in the recently funded Swiss Competence Center on Energy Research 'Efficient Technologies and Systems for Mobility' [June 2014]